Karrion Kross had a memorable run in NXT, where he won the NXT Championship twice. However, all of that went to waste after his initial main roster run ended up destroying his reputation and led to his release. He is now back in the fold and it appears Kross explained the difference in his look.

Kross returned to WWE and immediately attacked Drew McIntyre during the closing moments of SmackDown back in August last year. He had a long feud with McIntyre and then began a feud with Rey Mysterio and now with AJ Styles.

While speaking on The Undisputed Podcast With Bobby Fish, Karrion Kross said that he started regrowing his hair because of a leading movie role instead of changing up his wrestling career.

“I was so married to this character presentation,” he said. Kross explained, “I was very big into ‘Bronson’ at the time with Tom Hardy and I was drawing a lot of energy out of that as well … Once I got released, I actually got offered to do a film, which, unfortunately, because of just coming out of the economy under COVID and stuff like that, it kept getting put off, and off, and off. I had the lead role in something that looked like a sure thing. And they asked me, ‘For the character, would you be able to grow your hair out for this?’ I was like, ‘You’re paying me to grow my hair? Absolutely.’ I wound up keeping my hair because the goalpost for when we were going to do the film kept getting pushed back and I just let it grow.”


Karrion Kross was also urged to cut his hair and revert back to his old NXT look. Regardless, only time will tell whether WWE will have anything substantial planned for The Harbinger of Doom

What’s your opinion on this story? Do you think WWE will have anything major planned for Karrion Kross as we head towards the SummerSlam Premium Live Event? Let us know in the comments below!

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